The true taste of Scotland...from Leicster ..?

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Love my porage for breakfast ... and usually buy Scott's Porage Oats ..
    on the box it proudly proclaims..

    Old Fashioned, Thick Scottish-Milled Oats
    The True Taste of Scotland..

    always thought that they were a Scottish company .. but on reading the box today, they are in fact are an English company named A & R Scott :eek:.. hence 'Scott's' Porage Oats..

    And here's me thinking they were Scottish.. never mind.. as we say.. they are braw oats..

    but not made in Scotland.. :(
     
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    The oats are milled in Scotland and some are even grown there.


    :cooler:
     
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    They're the only oats we buy, can's stand the fine stuff that cooks up as mush.

    Edit: I'm slow this morning but just had a thought, I was looking into this a year or two ago when I couldn't find the thick milled Scott's. I seem to remember Scott's and Quaker are the same firm.
     
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    so true.. I once bought 'cheap' own brand crap and ending up feeding the hens with it :rolleyes:

    buy cheap.. get cheap
     
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    Yes, Quaker and Scott's are both owned by PepsiCo.

    We like our porridge made from Jumbo Oats, and with maple syrup on it, which is possibly heresy, but it's delicious all the same.

    Steve
     
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    indeed.. Scott's Porage was founded by A&R Scott in 1880, and to this day our Oat's are still milled in Cupar, Scotland.http://www.pepsico.co.uk/scotts-porage-oats

    also interesting
    http://www.scottsporage.co.uk/the-scotts-porage-story/our-heritage/
    A & R Scott, two brothers, started making Scott's Midlothian Oat Flour in 1880, in the Kingston Dock area of Glasgow. Little appears to be known of the brothers, the business being run from an early date by partners Robert Lauder, who looked after the technical aspects, and William Allen, who controlled the finances.


    my confidence has been restored.. :)
     
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    Robert Lauder, is he the guy who sang You Tak the High Oats and I'll Tak the Low Oats?
     
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    Jill buys Lidl's oats and says they are just as good :D
     
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    tell Jill she is talking oot her erse :ROFLMAO:
     
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    I hope he wasn't responsible for "money laudering" :LOL:
     
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    And Aldi's rough Scottish oatcakes are better than Nairn's - so there :sneaky::D
     
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    :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

    you mean they are cheaper..
     
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    That too (y)(y):D
     
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    Another Scott's porridge eater here (y) I like to sprinkle a teaspoon of Chia seeds on top while cooking :)
     
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    I like mine served with a handful of raisins and some milk .. or any other dried fruit .. prunes , sultanas, etc
     
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    I have mine with blueberries and a squirt of honey, quite like sliced banana as well. If it's made with salt I enjoy but it's just not the way I make at home.
     
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    Alright his brother then. :)
     
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    The older grandson loves porridge/porage but his brother hates it and calls it goop. :eek:
     
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    Had Lidl Scottish Porridge Oats for breakfast covered in local honey Mmmm
    (y)(y)(y)
     

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